Key to Condition Descriptions & Bottle Sizes                                                    Wine Fill Levels          ...
Melchior — 18 liters                                       nc — nicked capsule                                            ...
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Fine & Rare Wine: Key to Conditions & Bottle Sizes

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Fine & Rare Wine: Key to Conditions & Bottle Sizes

  1. 1. Key to Condition Descriptions & Bottle Sizes Wine Fill Levels bn — base neck ts — top shoulder vhs — very high shoulder hs — high shoulder htms — high-to-mid shoulder ms — mid shoulder ls — low shoulder The fill levels for Burgundy, German and other wines in bottles with sloping necks, is measured in centimeters from the base of the cork. Label Conditons bsl — bin-soiled label fl — faded labelBottle Sizes gsl — glue-stained label ll — loose labelHalf Bottle — .375 liters nl — nicked labelBottle — .750 liters scl — scuffed labelMagnum — 1.5 liters tal — tattered labelMarie-Jeanne — 2.25 liters tl — torn labelDouble Magnum — 3 liters tsl — tissue-stained labelJeroboam (Burgundy, Champagne & wasl — water-stained labelRhone) — 3 liters wisl — wine-stained labelJeroboam (Bordeaux) — 4.5-5 liters wl — writing on labelRehoboam — 4.5 liters wrl — wrinkled labelImperial — 6 litersMethuselah — 6 liters Cork & Capsule ConditionsSalmanazar — 9 litersBalthazar — 12 liters cc — corroded capsuleNebuchadnezzar — 15 liters crc — cracked capsule cuc — cut capsule
  2. 2. Melchior — 18 liters nc — nicked capsule noc — no capsule oxc — oxidized capsule tc — torn capsule sdc — slightly depressed cork spc — slightly protruding cork sos — signs of seepage ssos — slight signs of seepage Other ocb — original cardboard box ogb — original gift box owc — original wood case Code Prefixes l — lightly h — heavilyHeritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world’s third largest auctionhouse, with annual sales more than $750 million, and 600,000+ online bidder members. For moreinformation about Heritage Auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized,along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.Want to get the up-to-the-minute updates and breaking news stories about Heritage Auctions? Get themas they happen at: www.Twitter.com/HeritageAuction; Facebook: www.HA.com/Facebook.To view acomplete archive of Heritage press releases, go to: HA.com/PR.

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